Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Danish Carrier AarBus Have Signed an Agreement With Solaris For 29 Electric Buses

Located on the Jutland peninsula, the city of Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and the first to put electric Solaris buses into service. 
Carrier AarBus (previously named: Busselskabet Aarhus Sporveje) has ordered 6 12-metre Urbino 12 electric and 23 articulated Urbino 18 electric vehicles.

Petros Spinaris, Deputy CEO of Solaris for Sales, Marketing and After Sales said
“We were very glad to receive news of Denmark joining the group of countries with zero-emission Solaris buses on their streets. I feel honoured that the first electric buses of our brand will make their way to the city of Aarhus, with which we have been collaborating for years.
The vehicles will offer more travel comfort to passengers and will contribute to cleaner air and lower noise levels throughout the city. It is wonderful to observe the dynamic development of an electric transportation network in Europe, and to be part of that green revolution at the same time”

The Urbino electrics will be fitted with Solaris High Energy batteries. The batteries, with a total capacity of 440 kWh, will be installed in the articulated vehicles, whereas in the shorter buses energy will be stored in batteries with a total capacity of over 260 kWh. 
Both Urbino models will be recharged by means of a conventional charging socket in the depot as well as an inverted pantograph. 
In the 12m buses a central motor will ensure a smooth ride and in the articulated buses an electric axle with two integrated electric motors will do the same.

The appropriate travel comfort will be provided by high and comfortable seats, adapted to suburban routes, to be mounted in all ordered vehicles. The Urbino 12 electric bus will offer 35 seats on board, while the Urbino 18 electric, on the other hand, will have 55 seats available to passengers.

The very first Solaris buses entered service in Aarhus back in 2006. Since then Solaris has supplied almost 200 buses in total to the Danish city, of which approx. 140 are still in operation. 
In the past months an increasing number of European clients have opted to purchase solaris electric vehicles that help enhance the quality of life in towns and cities. 

Solaris is a European leader in the transformation of public transport and so far, the company has delivered over 1000 electric buses to its customers.